Police condemns Neno gruesome killings

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The Malawi Police Service through its Inspector General has condemned barbaric acts and killings targeting elderly persons and suspected criminals in the country.

The disapproval follows a recent incident that took place in Neno district where four elderly persons were killed after residents claimed that the deceased sent a lightning that killed a girl through witchcraft.

Neno Killings

Four coffins lie at village ground in Neno.

In a statement signed by national public relations officer, Nicholas Gondwa, the law enforcers say killing of suspected criminals popularly known as mob justice is illegal and should not be tolerated in a peaceful country like Malawi saying every person has right to life as stipulated in section 16 of the country’s Constitution.

The police further say that only recognised institutions that administer justice are the competent courts of law who hear from both the aggrieved party and the accused side, not through mob injustice.

“The police experience is that a month cannot go without hearing that a certain old man or woman has been killed by angry mob on suspicions that he/she has bewitched someone to death. A typical example is the recent Neno murder where four elderly persons were killed on allegation that they sent lightning that killed a 17-year-old-girl through witchcraft. As police we would like to emphasize that the current laws of Malawi do not recognize witchcraft and that calling a person a witch is an offence”, reads part of the statement.

Police described what people of Neno did as arbitrary deprivation of a person’s life and they say they have since moved swiftly to arrest all perpetrators of this gruesome murder. The law enforcers have promised speedy prosecution of the case.

The law enforcers have also advised citizens that whenever they feel wronged, they should report to police and other relevant authorities for action rather than taking the law into our own hands.

“You cannot be a complainant yourself and a judge of your own case at the same time,” police say.

The Malawi Police have since warned that they will pounce on any person who shall victimise innocent elderly persons and suspects of crime in the country and those who will be found will be charged of murder under Section 209 of the Penal Code.

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  1. Amene sanalodzedwepo asaike coment. Mfiti imakhala mbali ya mfiti inzake. Anyamata mwagwira ntchito pakupha zinkhanilazi. Amabweza chituko m’mbuyo amfitiwa, anthu akuopa kugula magalimoto ndikumanga nyumba chifukwa chaiwo. Kodi mwadziwa anthu amene aphedwa ndi mfitizi? Akuposa nambala yamfitizi. Mfiti ziphedwe basi. Zimasowesa mtendele. Anthu atchona kwaeni kuopa kuti alodzedwa. Tsono ngati ndiwe mfiti unga comente coment yanji. Mulipo chigulu cha athakati

  2. Amene sanalodzedwepo asaike coment. Mfiti imakhala mbali ya mfiti inzake. Anyamata mwagwira ntchito pakupha zinkhanilazi. Amabweza chituko m’mbuyo amfitiwa, anthu akuopa kugula magalimoto ndikumanga nyumba chifukwa chaiwo. Kodi mwadziwa anthu amene aphedwa ndi mfitizi? Akuposa nambala yamfitizi. Mfiti ziphedwe basi. Zimasowesa mtendele. Anthu atchona kwaeni kuopa kuti alodzedwa. Tsono ngati ndiwe mfiti unga comente coment yanji. Mulipo chigulu cha athakati

  3. That’s very bad. You killing poor old people suspecting them of practicing witch craft, but you leaving young rich people who are practicing witch craft openly to get their welthy. What’s wrong with we Malawians?

  4. It will take time for me to believe that it’s really Malawi’s generation of this time doing this, your hands are dirty you’re murderers your future has been darkened, nothing will work on you, unless you seek forgivines.

  5. It will take time for me to believe that it’s really Malawi’s generation of this time doing this, your hands are dirty you’re murderers your future has been darkened, nothing will work on you, unless you seek forgivines.

  6. This story will take a long time to vacate my mind! You mean the four deceased collectively sent the lightening to kill the girl? I once asked here on fb. that since the rain is still with us if another lightening strikes how many old people are you going to kill? Once again getting old is becoming dangerous now!

  7. This story will take a long time to vacate my mind! You mean the four deceased collectively sent the lightening to kill the girl? I once asked here on fb. that since the rain is still with us if another lightening strikes how many old people are you going to kill? Once again getting old is becoming dangerous now!

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